Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been in business?
When can I enroll?
At what age may students begin?
My child has a disability. Can they still participate?
What are your rates?
How do you offer such incredible, affordable rates?
Where are you located?
How do I enroll?
What forms of payment do you accept?
How do I receive free tuition?
Can I watch a class first, before enrolling?
What do I wear for class?
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: En Avant Studio opened in the fall of 1980! This year we are celebrating 37 years!
Q: When can I enroll?
A: En Avant Studio accepts students for the school year-long classes (Intermediate and Advanced Classes) through the beginning of January and for the Adult Classes through March. Registration for the 4 & 6 week sessions (Mommy & Me, Budding Ballerinas, Intro To Ballet, Preschool & Primary Classes) is open until the first class of the session, unless otherwise specified.
Q: At what age may students begin?
A: Students enrolling between August and May must be 3 years of age by September 1 of that current school year. Summer students must be 3 years of age by May 31 (unless otherwise stated). All students must be potty-trained (exception made for special-needs students & Mommy and Me.) Mommy and Me is available for children 2-3 years of age. Budding Ballerinas is offered for children turning 3 after the school year begins. Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in Adult Classes.
Q: My child has a disability. Can they still participate?
A: ABSOLUTELY! Our teachers have many years of experience teaching dance to children with both physical and mental special-needs, including Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Proteus Syndrome and Dyslexia, to name a few. We strive to help each and every student that comes through our doors learn and enjoy dance to the best of their ability. Note: Although we offer a special-needs class, we may integrate special-needs students into the regular classes, if possible. Please contact the office for recommendations based on your child's age and abilities.
Q: What are your rates?
A: Registration Fees for the school year are $10-$15, with discounts available for early registrations. Summer registration is $5-$10 per new student (those not enrolled in the previous school year). Tuition during the school year begins at just $90 per 6 week session, with discounts available for additional classes, as well as for those paying the entire year up front. Adult classes are based on 4, 8 & 12 Class Cards. Summer rates begin at $12.50 for a 45 minute class, with discounts available for multiple classes (same student).
Q: How do you offer such incredible, affordable rates?
A: We strive to make dance affordable for all people wanting to learn! We are family-owned and operated and all of our facilities and properties are paid in full (i.e. no rent, etc).
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located at 2525 Porter Rd, between Franz and Morton Ranch, across from Mason Creek Hike and Bike Park. Visit our Location page for door to door directions.
Q: How do I enroll?
A: Print the registration forms from the website (or contact the office to receive them by mail) and mail the completed forms with your check or money order to En Avant Studio, PO Box 1259, Katy, TX 77492. Or call the office (281-391-7779) to schedule a time to come by and pay by cash, check or credit/debit card.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept cash, check, money orders and debit/credit cards. Cash payments receive a written receipt and debit/credit cards receive a receipt via email (card must be presented for payment). For your convenience, we can send invoices by email that may be paid from your home computer with your debit/credit card.
Q: How do I receive free studio credit?
A: It's easy! Refer a friend, then remind them to list you as their reference on their registration form and you will receive $50 credit towards future classes! Contact the office for complete information.
Q: Can I watch a class first, before enrolling?
A: We believe once you try it, you'll love it and want to sign up! So, although we don't allow observers in the classrooms, you are welcome to try a class for free, no obligations. Just let us know when you want to come and we'll let you know what day/time is available! Free trial classes apply only during the school year and are not available during the summer or with any 3 or 4 week programs. Free trial classes are not available in full classes. Also, ask about our free sample classes at our Fall Open House!
Q: What do I wear for class?
A: See the individual class brochure for classwear requirements.